Golf charity donates minibus to Brighton school

A new minibus has been donated to an ‘outstanding’ specialist pre-school centre for children with special education needs and disabilities.

Friday, 23rd April 2021, 4:51 pm
Updated Friday, 23rd April 2021, 5:10 pm
Jeanne Saunders driver Glenn Tyler, manager Anne Rhodda, Jimmy Tarbuck, Len Goodman and Jamie Little of Variety Golf SUS-210423-162720001

A new minibus has been donated to an ‘outstanding’ specialist pre-school centre for children with special education needs and disabilities.

The Jeanne Saunders Centre, which is run by Brighton & Hove City Council, was given the minibus by Variety Golf a children’s charity which operates a charity sunshine coaches programme for schools and care centres for disabled and disadvantaged children, and the city council also part-funded the vehicle.

Anne Rhodda, the manager of the Jeanne Saunders Centre, said: “We really are very grateful to Variety Golf and the council for the new minibus.

“The children who come to our centre travel from all over the city and some families need help getting here if they live far away or have siblings who they need to take to school. The new minibus is replacing an old one which had broken down and was not repairable.”

Anne and driver Glenn Tyler were presented with the minibus on Thursday 15 April by Jimmy Tarbuck, Variety Golf President, Jamie Little, Director of Variety Golf and former Strictly Come Dancing judge Len Goodman and 2021 Captain at Croham Hurst Golf Club.

Jamie Little said: “On behalf of Variety Golf and all our members, we are delighted to support the Jeanne Saunders Centre with a brand new Variety Sunshine Coach to help transport their students around in style and this will hopefully put some smiles on the children’s faces which makes it all worthwhile. As our strap-line on our Variety Sunshine Coaches says “A million miles of smiles!”